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Leah Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Leah?

Ranking 40th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Leah is very popular.

Currently in the top 50, this name has been part of the top 500 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #24 was reached in 2010.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2009 with 6,788 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Leah was 52 in 1881.

Leah, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1885-1890, 1891-1895, 1909-1915, 1961-1967, 1972-1980, 2000-2004, and 2005-2009.

Leah's popularity is at a high point when measured against its most notable year.

How popular will Leah be?

For a number of years, the name Leah has been moving upward in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Leah for their newborn has dropped.

The name Leah is favored by many parents but has recently started to drift downward in popularity.

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   Leah (Girl)Leah (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 5,159 40 9 8,496
2016 5,406 37 6 11,549
2015 5,616 36 < 5 --
2014 5,601 35 8 9,262
2013 5,603 32 5 13,237
2012 5,767 33 5 13,390
2011 6,389 29 10 7,834
2010 6,536 24 8 9,312
2009 6,788 29 9 8,719
2008 5,627 40 11 7,508
2007 4,547 67 < 5 --
2006 4,650 68 8 9,227
2005 4,596 68 14 5,758
2004 4,742 64 15 5,390
2003 3,922 81 5 11,998
2002 3,602 87 5 11,743
2001 3,520 87 7 8,846
2000 3,397 96 6 9,814
1999 3,287 103 < 5 --
1998 3,215 107 5 10,614
1997 3,203 104 < 5 --
1996 3,321 98 < 5 --
1995 3,274 103 5 9,717
1994 3,205 101 < 5 --
1993 3,413 92 5 9,584
1992 3,430 96 7 7,113
1991 3,818 91 8 6,282
1990 3,924 82 9 5,632
1989 3,783 83 23 2,745
1988 3,558 82 13 3,808
1987 3,453 82 12 3,873
1986 3,455 78 14 3,361
1985 3,573 78 19 2,655
1984 3,532 83 9 4,409
1983 3,482 82 18 2,627
1982 3,764 79 20 2,480
1981 3,807 81 11 3,751
1980 3,638 84 16 2,908
1979 3,078 98 10 3,965
1978 2,712 108 8 4,392
1977 2,587 112 10 3,743
1976 2,270 119 8 4,240
1975 2,121 132 9 3,815
1974 1,843 149 6 4,989
1973 1,586 175 < 5 --
1972 1,594 178 7 4,249
1971 1,689 185 9 3,544
1970 1,672 192 9 3,424
1969 1,491 210 6 4,204
1968 1,616 195 5 4,473
1967 1,597 199 9 2,896
1966 1,379 220 < 5 --
1965 1,388 228 < 5 --
1964 1,419 230 < 5 --
1963 1,300 244 5 4,379
1962 975 295 7 3,497
1961 807 332 < 5 --
1960 770 345 < 5 --
1959 740 352 < 5 --
1958 667 357 < 5 --
1957 737 336 < 5 --
1956 668 339 < 5 --
1955 593 356 < 5 --
1954 557 369 < 5 --
1953 581 347 < 5 --
1952 495 374 < 5 --
1951 479 370 < 5 --
1950 442 385 < 5 --
1949 451 369 < 5 --
1948 387 403 < 5 --
1947 388 410 < 5 --
1946 324 431 < 5 --
1945 285 421 < 5 --
1944 306 414 < 5 --
1943 308 419 < 5 --
1942 330 393 < 5 --
1941 351 352 < 5 --
1940 365 334 < 5 --
1939 373 323 < 5 --
1938 376 324 < 5 --
1937 408 307 < 5 --
1936 346 335 < 5 --
1935 362 334 < 5 --
1934 395 315 < 5 --
1933 338 335 < 5 --
1932 296 377 < 5 --
1931 319 360 < 5 --
1930 326 376 < 5 --
1929 309 381 < 5 --
1928 404 332 < 5 --
1927 345 370 < 5 --
1926 436 319 < 5 --
1925 444 316 < 5 --
1924 505 296 < 5 --
1923 487 294 < 5 --
1922 485 293 < 5 --
1921 514 292 < 5 --
1920 523 286 < 5 --
1919 527 278 < 5 --
1918 588 259 < 5 --
1917 534 269 < 5 --
1916 514 266 < 5 --
1915 552 252 < 5 --
1914 457 246 < 5 --
1913 370 248 < 5 --
1912 302 257 < 5 --
1911 202 271 < 5 --
1910 207 269 < 5 --
1909 176 273 < 5 --
1908 194 249 < 5 --
1907 200 234 < 5 --
1906 164 255 < 5 --
1905 168 248 < 5 --
1904 149 259 < 5 --
1903 175 226 < 5 --
1902 171 231 < 5 --
1901 184 211 < 5 --
1900 166 252 < 5 --
1899 149 223 < 5 --
1898 185 211 < 5 --
1897 147 226 < 5 --
1896 169 211 < 5 --
1895 203 192 < 5 --
1894 182 194 < 5 --
1893 167 199 < 5 --
1892 163 196 < 5 --
1891 144 190 < 5 --
1890 162 184 < 5 --
1889 134 198 < 5 --
1888 118 210 < 5 --
1887 83 231 < 5 --
1886 83 220 < 5 --
1885 85 214 < 5 --
1884 79 212 < 5 --
1883 65 223 < 5 --
1882 56 230 < 5 --
1881 52 210 < 5 --
1880 54 210 < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.